The TRU Zip waterproof zipper by Nite Ize is a patented technology taking the outdoor industry by storm.
Based in Boulder, Colo., Nite Ize is already known for pushing the boundaries in outdoor lighting products and other useful everyday products. The silent, self-contained TRU Zip waterproof zipper is the latest innovation in a long line of emerging products from the 30-year-old company.
Each inevitably leaves us with one question: Why didn’t someone think of this before?
Waterproof TRU Zip Technology: How It Works
Nite Ize’s new TRU Zip technology is yet another smart solution for gear that needs to wear without a tear. There are other waterproof bags and existing seam-sealing mechanisms. But TRU Zip is the first of its kind: a pull-slider zipper with a fully closed assembly.
The technology, which comes in 4mm and 6mm widths, creates a toothless, snagproof, waterproof seal like nothing else on the market today. GearJunkie recently gave TRU Zip a Best In Show award at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show.
You can submerge a TRU Zip-sealed bag in fresh or salt water, drench it in rain, or soak it in melting snow. An IP67 rating means the futuristic zipper is both submersible up to 1 meter for a maximum 30 minutes and fully “dustproof.”
Nothing is getting through or sticking to this watertight cincher. TRU Zip can also be radio-frequency (aka “high-frequency”) welded in ways that were never possible in the past, making it functional in an array of applications, even outside the Nite Ize brand.
TRU Zip glides silently and smoothly from a self-contained, overmolded “garage” at one end of the zipper and locks into place at the other end. Using TRU Zip is like a “satisfying” YouTube video. If you’ve ever watched someone playing in kinetic sand or slowly spreading frosting, you know what we mean. This zipper is kind of magic. And you’ll want to pull it over and over to see how it works.
TRU Zip in Nite Ize Waterproof Bags
Nite Ize uses the patented technology in a new pack line called RunOff. The current six-item series includes zippered pouches ranging from a small wallet to a large packing cube for clothes. The waterproof haulers are applicable to all kinds of outdoor adventures, from winter to water sports.
There are options ideal for any type of travel, securing valuable assets like smartphones, and protecting against sand, surf, and snow. Nite Ize RunOff packs cost between $25 and $55 and range in size from 3 to 10 inches.
RunOff Waterproof Bag Series With TRU Zip
Protect and organize audio accessories, credit cards, and cash with this pocket-sized pouch. It also comes with a handy belt or backpack attachment. Dimensions: 3.7 x 4.7 inches. $25.
This one is for bigger items like smartphones and passports, making it ideal for going farther in off-the-grid places bound to be wet. Dimensions: 5.2 x 6.5 inches. $30.
Approved for the TSA 3-1-1 liquids rule, this waterproof pack has a gusseted bottom designed to hold travel-size toiletries. Dimensions: 6 x 8.8 x 2.4 inches. $35.
The name says it all. This hangable hauler fits full-size toiletries — and keeps them from spilling onto apparel and ruining other important travel items. Dimensions: 5 x 9.5 x 3.9 inches. $40.
This multiuse cube packs well in a backpack, gym bag, or carry-on to secure important items or compress clothes. Dimensions: 6.9 x 10.3 x 3.2 inches. $45.
The largest of the RunOff series, this rugged cube works for outwear and accessories like shoes or jackets but also compresses plenty of clothes for longer excursions. Dimensions: 10 x 14 x 3.2 inches. $55.
The RunOff waterproof bag series with TRU Zip is available now through the Nite Ize website and major retailers. Plus, the Worry Free Guarantee (repair, replacement, or exchange) covers every product Nite Ize makes.